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The Opportunists (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  11 August 2000 (USA)
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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Michael 'Mikey' Lawler, aka Michael Kelly (as Peter Mcdonald)
Anne Pitoniak ...
Aunt Diedre 'Dee'
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Pat Duffy
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Sally Mahon
Paul D'Amato ...
Dylan
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Arnon Morris
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Ismail Espinoza
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Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
Branden Vega ...
Tony Del Toro
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Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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debt | heist | auto mechanic | bar | baseball | See more »

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When crime is all you know, you've got to take what you can. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$46,967 (USA) (11 August 2000)

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$581,142 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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When they are renovating the bar, the painter in the background is moving the paint roller up and down the wall, but no paint is transferring onto the wall. See more »

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Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

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The Ballad of Red Buckets
Written by Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Published by Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Matador Records
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decent little character study
31 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Christopher Walken plays a loser auto mechanic in Queens, New York whose life is hitting rock bottom. His checks are bouncing all over the place, and his relationship with his girl friend, nicely played by Cyndi Lauper is heading nowhere fast. He becomes involved in a heist, with some bumbling locals. The film works well enough, but the writing is a bit weak, and it could have been directed a little better. But well worth a look. By the way, Walken is excellent.


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